The Woodstock Fire Department has issued a huge thank you to former Fire Chief Scott Tegler for his 30 years of service.
WOODSTOCK - The Woodstock Fire Department is taking a moment to issue a since thank you to former Chief Scott Tegler for his 30 years of service at the City of Woodstock Fire Department.
It was announced earlier this year that Tegler would not return after 2 year leave of absence. Jeff Slager has been serving as the acting fire chief in his absence and the City is currently in the process of hiring a full time replacement. Here is the official statement from the Woodstock Fire Department:
The Woodstock Fire Department would like to take this opportunity to thank Fire Chief Scott Tegler for his 30.5 years of service to the City of Woodstock Fire Department.
Chief Tegler started with the Department in June 1988, and proudly served as a Firefighter until September 2001, when he was promoted to Deputy Fire Chief. After serving in this role for 2.5 years, Chief Tegler was promoted to Fire Chief in January 2004 a position he held for the next 15 years.
During his time as a Chief Officer, Chief Tegler has lead the Department in growing from a team of 35 career Firefighters (32 Suppression, 2 Prevention, 1 Training) to 52 career Firefighters (48 Suppression, 3 Prevention, 1 Training). As the City continued to grow and stretch its borders, he ensured the Fire Department continued to provide the quality and the level of service needed within our changing community.
A lasting mark of Chief Tegler’s drive to improve the Woodstock Fire Department’s ability to continue learning, training, and staying current with the City’s needs, is the expansion of Fire Hall Headquarters on Parkinson Road. The completion of this project brings to a close almost 10 years of planning and design, and we are the better for it.
Chief Tegler, thank you for all you have given your City, Community, and your Fire Department family. Thank you to your family and loved ones for sharing you with us as they “made do” with the fact you were missing another family event/meal/etc. Most of all, we would just like to say thank you for being our Chief.
We wish you all the best on your next adventures.